For anyone new to the law of attraction, the biggest question is usually about how to do it right.

There’s a lot of information out there these days about the law of attraction, positive thinking, and manifesting your desires. Still, there are plenty of people ‘working’ these energies who still don’t feel like they’re ‘getting’ anywhere – or anything – that they’re wanting.

Are you one of these people? If you are, then please read on.

There are 4 things you need to understand if you want to harness the law of attraction.

1. You’re Doing it All the Time

If you don’t know this already, let me point out that you ARE–all the time–living in and working with the Law of Attraction. Your thoughts, feelings, and focus attract to you more of the same. The problem is if you’re not consciously choosing and directing your thoughts, feelings, and focus, then you’re attracting by ‘default.’

So if you’re not liking what’s showing up in your life, then the first thing you need to do is break your mind.

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2. ‘Break’ your Mind

I never liked the way the equestrian world refers to training horses as ‘breaking’ them. I understand ‘breaking in’ a new pair of shoes or jeans, but this ‘breaking the will’ of a wild animal has always felt wrong to me. But then again, I’m not an equestrian, and horses are magnificently powerful and potentially dangerous animals. So I’ll leave the horse-jargon to those who know better.

BUT… when it comes to the MIND (specifically, the hyper-developed, ego-driven Monkey Mind), this idea of ‘breaking’ is ideal.

Why? Because the monkey mind that goes on unconscious tangents of worry, doubt, criticism, and fear are wildly out of control. AND, it’s the primary block that’s keeping you from consciously working the Law of Attraction.

Bringing awareness to your subconscious habits of thought and then immediately changing the subject when what you’re thinking isn’t what you want, is the mental/spiritual equivalent of ‘breaking’ a horse. It is the act of putting the wild, uncontrolled mind into the service of the higher self.

How do you build your ability to do it? You can practice stopping what you’re doing every 30 minutes or so and bring all your attention to what you’re thinking about. Observe, become aware, become mindful of your tendencies of thought.

Do you tend to worry a lot? Do you rehash old dramas? Do you let your mind flit about in nonsense?

These insights will tell you a lot about yourself and how to redirect your thinking.

3. Follow Your Gut

Once you start to get the hang of this conscious awareness thing, you’ll be much more able to distinguish between mental chatter and intuitive guidance.

Those ‘gut’ instincts are what you want to listen to. However, as long as your monkey mind is in control and makin’ a ruckus, it’s hard to hear and feel what your wiser self is trying to tell you.

So silence the din! Once you do, then you’ll be able to effectively.

4. Take Action

Taking action on inner guidance you can trust is the key to change. It may feel scary or even silly sometimes, but when you feel that true “Yes!” about something, hesitating is the last thing you want to do!

Maybe your gut tells you to go out to do errands when you planned to stay inside. You go out, run into an old friend who happens to know someone who has just the thing (knowledge, a job, the perfect date) that you’ve wanted to attract.

You can’t know exactly HOW you’re going to get what you’re wanting. Many times, the results of consciously working the law of attraction arrive in ways we couldn’t possibly have imagined. This is why the action you take based on your gut instincts rather than on rationalized, over-analyzed ‘choices’ is so important.


Dawn DelVecchio is a writer, traveler, speaker and coach. She's been living a life devoted to spirit and purpose for more than 28 years. As the author and host of, and a guest contributor to a number of personal growth blogs, Dawn shares insights, tips and practical tools for you to live a life of greater purpose, happiness and abundance. She is the author of the forthcoming book, Unlocking your Prosperity: 7 Keys to Healing your Money Mindset & Fully Stepping into your Calling.